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Best Buy battles Amazon with free next-day delivery for the holiday season

Best Buy battles Amazon with free next-day delivery for holiday season
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US retailer Best Buy is offering "about 99 per cent" of its customers free next-day delivery on "thousands" of products, now and throughout the holiday season – which is good news for those wanting a speedy service on their Black Friday and Cyber Monday buys.

Plenty of consumer electronics, from tablets to headphones, are included, although as specified on BestBuy.com (opens in new tab) there is a $35 minimum purchase to qualify for free next-day delivery, and bigger items such as 51in+ 4K TVs qualify only for standard local delivery. The service is available in 42 US metro cities for orders placed before 3pm local time (or 2 pm on Sundays) between Sundays and Fridays. Note, Sunday deliveries are not available, and there could be restrictions during Thanksgiving week.

For shoppers who live outside of those areas, or who have picked a non-qualifying product, Best Buy is still offering free standard delivery, no minimum spend required.

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Becky is the Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, Australia, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.